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Womenís Circle Newsletter
www.awomenscircle.net

email:awomenscircle@yahoo.com

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720-530-2834
Reaching out each month in joy and
sisterhood to keep us connected as we circle together as women

 

Women Heart Rays

Andrea Lord
President, Alpha Institute
Womenís Circle Facilitator
Reiki Practitioner

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Rachel Lord RN, CMT
Womenís Circle Facilitator
Master Herbalist

 

February 2009

NEW SERIES:  Use of Color in Everyday Life

Color is light: Let us be filled with light.

light spectrum

Scientifically Speaking: Color is the byproduct of the spectrum of light, as it is reflected or absorbed, as received by the human eye and processed by the human brain.  WOW! The world is full of light.  Visible light has 7 wavelengths.  These are the spectrum, the colors in a rainbow. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet,  always in that order  and  always going from the longest wavelengths of red to the shortest wavelengths of the bluish tones.  Wavelengths longer than red are called infrared, or “below red” and cannot be seen by the naked human eye.  Wavelengths shorter than violet are ultraviolet  or “beyond violet”, again not visible to us.

Charkra Colors

Chakras: Each Chakra, or spinning wheel of light in Hindu tradition is a different color.  There are seven major chakras.  There are 7 colors in the rainbow.  How interesting is that?   The Chakra colors ascend in the order of the rainbow-from red to violet.  Each Chakra represents a higher frequency than the one before and vibrates on a higher level of consciousness.  Above violet, the crown Chakra, you get the “White Light”.  How cool that “White” is all the colors blended together!

Color Therapy:  Using Color to Balance the Chakras: Colors can be used in healing and health.  Since each chakra is a color,  and colors are simply varying wavelengths and energies, they  can be used to help rebalance our Chakras.  Every cell in our body needs light energy.  Balanced chakras create harmony in our bodies. Color can be  applied with solarized water, light boxes/lamps with color filters, color silks, crystals and stones and hands-on healing using thought and intention to send color.

auras

Auras-an Extension of our Physical Body: Our material body is surrounded in light, the aura.  Each auric realm vibrates at a different color frequency and each realm has its own issues, ailments, questions and lessons, setbacks and victories.  We absorb light all the time.  The aura shifts and changes with our moods, emotions, challenges.  We can influence our body, mind and spirit on an auric level.

Using Color to Create a Mood/ Emotions:  Color is often a key factor in décor and decorating.  Colors have traditionally been associated with emotions and  mood. “Hot red” conveys a sense of excitement, passion, vitality, notice me! “Cool blue” is calming and serene.  Choose a color to suit your mood or to change it. Consider which colors would be good for a party versus a meditation room, a bedroom.

Feng Shui

Feng Shui and Color:  Feng Shui is the Chinese art of arranging objects to create mood and good fortune in your home. 
The Yin cool colors of healing and relaxation: Blue: calm and soothing; Black: money and career;  Purple: Physical and mental healing and spiritual awareness. White: Purity, confidence, poise.
The Yang warm colors of energy and enthusiasm:  Red: auspicious, money, luck, romance. Yellow: warmth, cheerfulness, friendliness. Orange: purpose, organization, being creative.

Quiz: Is  Black or White a Color?  White, yes.  Black, no. Colors are the bending of light rays. Light appears colorless or white. Sunlight is white light that is composed of all the colors of the spectrum.  A rainbow is proof. You can't see the colors of sunlight except when atmospheric conditions bend the light rays and create a rainbow.  Prisms do this also.  Black, on the other hand, is the absence of light.  That’s why it’s black (and therefore not a color). 

Primary Colors

The Power of Primary Colors:  Red, blue, yellow. These are paints (mineral pigments).  These 3 colors cannot be made by mixing other colors together.  Yet they can be mixed to create all the other colors.

Color Wheel


COLORFUL ACTIVITIES:


TRY OUT SOME COLOR THERAPY: Check out your closet. Do you have a Favorite Color?  You might always wear certain colors because they make you feel comfortable.  Or maybe you had a bad experience with a particular color and avoid it.  Look at your closet and see what predominates.   If you are filled with “blues” or cool, darks, how come?  Try brights--  red for instance  Give it a go. You could start with an accent.  A scarf, pair of earring, shoes.  Then try going big, with a sweater, a dress.  How do you feel?  How do others react to you?

INTERIOR DECORATE WITHOUT RISK:  Change the feeling of a room.  If the room is dark, get a bright pillow, flowers, picture.  If it is blaring; tone it down a bit.  Experiment with different colors.  Try a new paint color, if you’re brave.

LEARN TO READ AURAS: We can learn to see the etheric layers surrounding our bodies.  Practice looking at someone in natural lighting against a white wall.  Make your eyes soft and look beyond the person. You might see a colored shadow beyond the physical body.  They reflect mood and health of the person. Practice makes perfect.  Get a sense of the emotion or mood this conveys.

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NAMASTE

Our February Newsletter is adapted from the following resources:
www.devex.xom/projectcools/article/19954
http://lt.astro.utoronto.ca/images/spectrum
www.thespiritualfengshui.com
www.colourthreapyhealing.com


EVENTS CALENDAR:

Woman

Circling: Using Practical Magic to Create Your Sacred Space

What Grandma should have, could have taught you….

Connect With Other Wise Women.  Join In Ceremony with Drums and Rattles!  If you have one, bring it.

Your home is your sanctuary.  Make it peaceful, inviting, magical.

You don’t have to buy out a metaphysical store to create a sacred living space. 
We are talking practical-what you have around the house.

Use wise women’s wisdom plus your own intuition to alter your surroundings in a positive way.

Share kitchen magic, folklore, and cultural superstitions to see how they affect your life.

By joining together with other women in safety and ceremony we will explore how intention and common objects can change outcome.

  • You will leave with practical magical tools to help you have what you need.
  • Circling has been a natural way for women to gather since the beginning. It creates a safe space to congregate for confidences, support, ceremony and tradition.
  • We have been circling for over 20 years and love connecting with other women.
  • We find that the group energy and sisterhood created together is very empowering and useful as we go about our daily lives.

When: Sunday April 19, 2009  from 1-4 pm    

Where: Old Hampden Holistic Center
3501 South Corona St.,  Englewood, CO 80113

(5 blocks East of Swedish Medical Center-facing out on Old Hampden)

To Sign Up: Call A Women’s Circle: 720-530-2834
or email awomenscircle@yahoo.com

Cost: Only $15


There will be Women’s Activities and Circles throughout the year.  Stay posted.
If you have stories, information and would like to share bits of your journey with us,
we want to hear from you. If you get an idea send it out to awomenscircle@yahoo.com